Ampion, a Boston-based solar energy company, is supporting the American Heart Association and their core work fighting heart disease and stroke while funding innovative research to better understand COVID-19 and its interaction with cardiovascular disease through their Life Is Why We Give campaign. Life Is Why We Give inspires consumers to honor their reasons to live
Please enjoy this look back at the 2020 Boston Heart and Stroke Ball, which was held virtually on May 29. Thank you to everyone who joined us to ensure the American Heart Association’s research and community efforts continue to save lives.
Boston’s recently passed budget includes several investments to address health equity in the city, including new bike lanes, reconstructed sidewalks and discounted fruits and vegetables for residents who receive government food assistance. These investments are just some of the initiatives the American Heart Association advocated for to improve the health of the city’s 700,000 residents
Geralde Gabeau has worked for over two decades advocating for and developing public health initiatives for immigrants, especially for women and children. But while working on her doctorate degree in strategic leadership several years ago, Gabeau learned something that moved her in a new direction and, in turn, is impacting the lives of thousands of
Has anyone ever told you that your personal journey with stroke recovery is inspiring? Have you wanted to share your story to connect with others? If so, we need your help. The American Heart is Association is looking for Stroke Ambassadors from Greater Boston to share their stories of survival, inspire others and raise awareness
South Asians are underrepresented in studies of cardiovascular health, yet they face greater risks of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign in Boston is launching a nine-part webinar series — Dil Se, From the Heart — to bring this community’s health to the forefront. The first
Barry Greene, the president of Cambridge biotech company Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and chairman of this year’s Boston Heart and Stroke Ball, is one of 40 leaders to be recognized with the 2020 Red Jacket Award by PharmaVOICE magazine. Since 2014, PharmaVOICE has recognized inspiring, innovative, collaborative, and transformative individuals in the pharmaceutical industry with this award.
Transgender residents living in Massachusetts, particularly people of color, have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. They face an unemployment rate more than three times the general population, homelessness and a lack of food, said Chastity Bowick, CEO of the Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusetts. When Lawrence Vinson learned about the crisis, he
The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, is pleased to announce that Robert H. Schwengel, MD, FACC of Southcoast Health, has been appointed President of the Association’s Board of Directors in Southern New England. Serving for several years on the Southern New
TIME published a story this week looking at data that shows how drastically the risk of COVID-19 infection varies from neighborhood to neighborhood within Boston. Using data from the City Health Dashboard, a project run by New York University Langone Health, TIME mapped Boston and its neighbor across the Charles River, Cambridge, to illustrate how